by Jason Karol, Kathleen High School

This WebQuest has students research and discuss/debate whether or not Microsoft is a monopoly, and if it is a monopoly, whether or not it has been beneficial or harmful to the world.

Introduction

    You just sat down at your computer and turned it on. As you wait for the computer to start up, you see the familiar Microsoft Windows splash screen appear. When you go to start your internet browser, you use your Microsoft mouse to double-click the icon.
    As your Microsoft Internet Explorer window opens, and you type in the website address using your Microsoft keyboard, you begin to wonder to yourself....where does it end? Where did it begin? Are we happy or sad about all of this Microsoft presence?
    Let's look into it and decide for ourselves!